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Through a $40 million task order, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will be supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s (NAWCWD) Joint Electronic Warfare Laboratory (JEWEL) by providing engineering services related to electronic, cyber and information warfare, and information operations and foreign military sales requirements, the company announced.






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The U.S. Navy released its final request for proposals for the Service, Management, Integration and Transport portion of the service’s Next Generation Recompete (NGEN-R) contract on Thursday, building on the current $3.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Networks (NGEN) contract.






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The U.S. Navy said it increased General Dynamics Information Technology’s contract ceiling from $177 million to $270.2 million for the Personnel Modernization (PERSMOD) contract.






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War Fighter Cloud Military

Locked in our technology siloes, the word “cloud” has become common vernacular. Working in IT, we know what it means, and we know at this point the kind of potential cloud computing unlocks. It’s not a big step to say that it will underpin technological innovation for the foreseeable future.






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The Department of the Navy released a request for proposal (RFP) for its Next Generation Enterprise Network (N-GEN) Recompete program on Tuesday–the first of two major RFPs expected for the program. 






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The Naval Research Laboratory issued a request for proposal on Tuesday for “Advanced Secure Information Processing,” which will provide scientific and engineering support for research and development of IT platforms, data management techniques, algorithms, software development, and experiment and field trials.






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The possibilities of quantum computing have been floating on the horizon for a while now, at least since renowned physicist Richard Feynman dreamed up the idea in 1982. But like the horizon itself (at least in a world that isn’t flat), it always seems to recede despite all efforts to close in on it. Until now.






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Remotely operating an unmanned vehicle (UxV) has often been compared to playing a video game. But while there is a lot more to it than that, the military has found that games do have value in helping them identify potential recruits who have the abilities needed for drone piloting. New programs by the Navy and Air Force are reinforcing the idea that specifically tailored gaming systems can reveal the cognitive skills and personality traits necessary to operate their growing ranks of UxVs.






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The Air Force has awarded five small businesses contracts that could top out at $950 million for the rapid development of new cyber capabilities. This contract continues an effort by the service, and the Department of Defense overall, to keep up with potential adversaries in the fast-changing cyber domain.






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The Pentagon’s vision of future warfare involves teams of small autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned vehicles–in the air, on the ground, and in the water–operating in coordinated swarms to support troops on the battlefield.






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In another example of how far the cyber domain is pervading every aspect of warfare, military units are beginning to add cyber protection testing to vehicles before they hit the road.






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The Navy’s IT operations have a new sheriff, in the form of a chief management officer whose arrival makes the high-profile Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer a thing of the past.






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